We've found that clients often think that contractors have one set of priorities and they have another. We like to figure out what you care about and to care about those same things. This is how we learn the most and do the best work.
Our entire process from whiteboarding to reviewing wireframes and mockups is optimized for being screenshared. This makes it easy for us to avoid disruptions and means that we can get more done.
This is kind of our secret sauce. After reading Deep Work, we started working a few hours a day without access to messaging, social media, or email. Don't worry, we still check email and don't miss meetings. But we tend to get work done faster than clients expect.
It's easier to give and receive feedback on a draft than on an idea. That's why we do lots of rapid drafts instead of one polished show and tell.
Design isn't art. It should serve a purpose, and not just look pretty. Our first goal is making sure what we make makes sense.